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DCPS Local Wellness Policy

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

DCPS revised its Local Wellness Policy (LWP) in 2014, in collaboration with local and national experts in nutrition and physical activity, school staff and parents. Student feedback was also incorporated into the new policy. The LWP articulates how DCPS plans to implement nutrition and physical activity programming towards the following goals: promoting health education and healthy behaviors; offering healthy food to students, and increasing physical activity of students before, during and after the school day. The LWP includes a check list for schools to use to guide implementation of the LWP in their school community and ensure compliance with federal and local laws related to LWPs.